In her latest book, Brené Brown offers readers a powerful new way to think about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of groundbreaking research, Rising Strong is the story of how we can all become emotionally stronger through understanding and embracing our vulnerabilities. Brown argues that Vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage and engagement. She defines three types of vulnerability: emotional (fear-based), physical (pain-based), and intellectual(idea-based). Each one manifests itself in different ways in our lives; for example, we might be emotionally vulnerable when we feel ashamed or embarrassed, physically vulnerable when injured or ill, or intellectually vulnerable when questioning an assumption we’ve always held true. But no matter where it shows up ,vulnerability is essential to both living a full life and connecting with others . Rising Strong helps us understand ourselves better by giving us the tools necessary for facing challenging situations head on . It teaches us how to move past hurtful experiences so that insteadof being overwhelmed by themwe can use them as stepping stones towards greater authenticityand wholeheartednessin every aspect ofour lives.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are looking to build a more meaningful life. Brown offers readers a powerful new way to think about vulnerability, and helps us understand how embracing our vulnerabilities can make us emotionally stronger. The stories in Rising Strong will inspire you to face your own challenges head-on, and learn from them in order to grow into your best self.
- This book is highly relevant in today’s society.
- It teaches valuable life skills.
- The author has extensive research on the topic to back up her points.
- May be difficult for some readers to apply the concepts to their own lives
- Brown’s writing style could be seen as dense or overly poetic by some
- The book does not have a clear structure and may feel disjointed at times
Learn more about the author
Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy and is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfectionand Rising Strong. Brené’s TEDxHouston talk on vulnerability (2010) is one of the most watched talks in TED history and has been translated into over 30 languages.
“Rising Strong is testament to Brené Brown’s enduring insights about the power of vulnerability. She offers us a way to move beyond hurt and disappointment into understanding, compassion, and connection.”
“Rising Strong is the perfect title for Brené Brown’s latest book because it captures the courage, resilience, and authenticity we need to face our vulnerabilities head-on. This insightful and powerful book will help you understand what sets apart those who are able to rise strong after falling down and offers indispensable lessons on how to cultivate this capacity in yourself. Brené Brown challenges everything you thought you knew about vulnerability, bravery, and shame—and she does so with warmth, humor, and unbridled honesty. If you’re looking for ways to become more courageous in your life or just want a better understanding of human nature ,Rising Strong is essential reading.”
“Brown offers readers a powerful new way to think about vulnerability. ..essential to both living a full life and connecting with others.”
“Rising Strong is an important book — a timely, insightful exploration of the power and purpose of vulnerability. Brené Brown offers us a new perspective on courage and living with authenticity. This is a compelling read that will help you understand how to cultivate true strength in the face of life’s challenges.”